Computer Laptop Hard Drive Into External (Extra) Hard Drive?

Would I be able to remove an old Laptop Hard Drive and convert into an external Hard Drive which I can plug into a USB Port on my new Laptop?

Would I need purchasing new wiring, hard plastic casings, etc., to make the new Hard Drive?

If so, any directions on the Internet for doing this?

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Update: Additional request - provided internet links are appreciated!! I'm not totally "computer-savvy" yet.

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